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SPEC Kit 351: Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources (July 2016)

This SPEC Kit explores the degree to which ARL member institutions advocate, support, and develop affordable course content and open educational resources (ACC/OER). This study gathered information on ACC/OER initiatives at the institutional level and the role of the library in these initiatives. The research examined initiatives’ origins, implementation, governance, and funding; incentives for faculty participation; and the types of affordable/open course content that have been developed. The survey also explored library support of ACC/OER activities with staffing and services.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of library and institution ACC/OER webpages; educational events; incentive programs; resources adopted, adapted, or created; and job descriptions.

Link to the free online SPEC Kit 351 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

A print copy is available for $50.00 ($40.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

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